Thursday , June 21, 2018

Y-Speak: Air balloon

IN THE name of money and power, to kill is not a big deal. For some, it's among the path to fortune.

Leaders of this country ought to be honest. They are given the trust that they asked from the people, yet what has become of their promises? Cries for justice from families of those they killed out of greed.

Not only are they guilty of having their "opponents" killed, but those of media men who are just doing their job to expose the truth.

In our generation today, the big heads of corrupt leaders float like balloons, empty of empathy. They feel like they are free and that they own the world. They don't realize that the strings that hold them to the ground are the people trying to break free from their rule.

What is it with money anyway? People are just blinded by wealth, especially these "leaders", as if they can bring their money with them when they die - when in fact they will just be buried six feet under once their lives end, just like those poor and innocent people they killed. (Roxanne Angelika Aguila Segumban)


These essays are students’ reflections on media freedom and suppression. Roxanne is a student of Ateneo de Davao University.